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Karyn Z.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3.8 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Brussels Griffon, English Toy Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Bichon Frise, Great Dane, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Doberman Pinscher, St. Bernard, Akita, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Miniature Pinscher

Karyn's Resident Pets

12 yr 0 mo old
8 yr 6 mo old

Karyn's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

About Karyn

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
WANTED: ONE DOG that weighs 25+ lbs and is at least 2.5 yrs old to be pampered like my two senior greyhounds are. My dogs are laid back so they don't play rough-and-tumble. Must be socialized with other dogs. Meet & greet required for new 2-legged clients.

I invite greyhounds, sight hounds, and other breeds, less active dogs are especially welcome. Dogs must be altered, free of fleas or ticks, current on vaccinations (including Bordatella), and licensed by Pima Animal Control or another animal control agency (new clients, please provide proof).

I have cared for greyhounds, GSP, English bulldog, beagle, labradoodle, Australian cattle dog, Airdales, flat coat retriever and standard poodles -- many but not all have been seniors.

Your dog receives 1-to-1 attention. An average day includes: morning walk, lounging on soft beds, fed twice a day (using a covered container, bring your own dog food so not to upset his or her digestive system), playtime, occasional treats (made in the USA), and pampering & some grooming (brushing, paw balm massage). No extra charge for medications, if applicable.

There is a double yard with 6-foot fence and block walls around the patio. Dogs are indoors during hot summer months and may be outside with supervision. I’m hands-on, mostly-retired. Pickup/drop-off flexible; will transport/extra fee.

I believe dogs should be treated like beloved pets and family members. My dogs have always had better healthcare than I do. I'm on the steering committee for Adopt Love Adopt Local and volunteer for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, Beading Divas to the Rescue and Save the Saveable.

Upon request, I give 10% donation back to the animal charity of your choice for a minimum of 7/nights or longer stays.

Dogs make the world go round.

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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine

Karyn Z.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3.8 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karyn's Home
$26 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Karyn's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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16 Reviews
My dog Franklin seemed to have had a wonderful time. I got sent pictures of him and notifications on what was going on. Karyn even went through the trouble to ask is my dog is afraid of fireworks so she may give him a homeopathic calming remedy. I will be using her services again in the future.
My dog came home healthy and relaxed after his stay at Karyn's place. Sleeping on a sofa is so much better than a kennel floor!
I loved Karyn and her sweet greyhounds. For most dogs she would provide a very caring home while you are away. Great back yard for exercise! Unfortunately, I have a large, strong, very pushy dog with too much energy. This type of dog may not suitable. I appreciated that Karyn was game enough to give him a try!
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